Origin of Childermas
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See thou fall not hastily into the like offence, else shalt thou smart from Childermas to All-hallowtide.
On the eve of Innocents day (Dec. 28th), the priests gave way to the choir boys, the children, for the celebration of Childermas.
A central feature of the celebration was a pompous church procession following vespers on Childermas eve.
On Childermas day (the 28th of August) the license of the English visitors had grown to such a height, that it was.The Boke of Noblesse
- archaic Holy Innocents Day, Dec 28
Old English cylda-mæsse, from cildra, genitive plural of child, + mæsse Mass
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Word Origin and History for childermas
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